The Sherpa Track is led by the personal emissaries of G20 leaders, and oversee negotiations, discuss the points that form the summit’s agenda and coordinate most of the work. The sherpa appointed by the Brazilian government is Ambassador Maurício Lyrio, Secretary of Economic and Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty).
The Sherpas are an ethnic group from the mountainous region of Nepal, which in Tibetan means "people from the East". It is they who guide the climbers who aim to reach the top of Mount Everest. Without their skills, it would be almost impossible to reach the summit. In the G20, the Sherpas are the leaders of each country who take the discussions and agreements to the final summit with Heads of State and Government.
The Sherpa Track is made up of 15 working groups, two task forces and a Initiative.